NSW Department of Planning and Environment

Greater Macarthur Growth Area

Greater Macarthur is a Growth Area incorporating Glenfield to Macarthur urban renewal precincts and the land release precincts to the south of Campbelltown, including Gilead, North Appin and Appin.

The plans for the Macquarie Fields, Ingleburn, Minto, Leumeah, Campbelltown and Macarthur precincts have now been finalised. Visit the precinct pages to view detailed changes to each precinct plan.

Gilead Stage 2 and Appin (part) Precinct planning proposals 

Two planning proposals in Greater Macarthur Growth Area are currently being assessed by the department:

  • Gilead (Stage 2), located within the Gilead Precinct, will transform an 876 hectare site for up to 3,300 new homes, a school, a small town centre, public open space and environmental conservation land, and land dedicated to several koala corridors
  • Appin (part) Precinct, located within the Appin Precinct, is a 1,284 hectare site which can deliver more than 12,000 new homes, including affordable housing, regional open space, local centres, and help secure new koala corridors.

The proposals were on exhibition for community and stakeholder feedback from 21 November to 19 December 2022. 

A third proposal is expected for North Appin, however it is yet to be lodged and is anticipated to be exhibited in 2023.

View the Gilead Stage 2 proposal

View the Appin (part) Precinct proposal

Next steps

All feedback received is currently being considered and any required changes made to the proposals. The department’s final assessment report and decision will be made publicly available on the planning portal in 2023. The department will place the Development Control Plans on exhibition in early 2023 for further consultation.

Greater Macarthur Structure Plan

The department has worked with councils, agencies and the Aboriginal community to update the structure plan for the Greater Macarthur Growth Area, and the accompanying guide which outlines important work completed since the last update was published in December 2021.

Aboriginal engagement

We are working with the Aboriginal community living in or connected to the Greater Macarthur Growth Area. Find out more about how you can get involved.

Greater Macarthur artist impression density landscape.

Greater Macarthur 2040 sets out the planning framework for the Macarthur area, bringing new homes, local centres and jobs to Macarthur.

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The Draft Corridor Strategy looks at opportunities for additional housing and jobs around the seven train station precincts between Glenfield and Macarthur and infrastructure to support future growth.

Artist's impression of the Greater Macarthur area.

A complete list of all documents relating to the Greater Macarthur Growth Area.

Artist impression of Greater Macarthur main street.

A SIC has been proposed to help fund infrastructure in the Greater Macarthur Growth Area.